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Edificio Chihuahua

Almacenes # 74, U.H.Adolfo L. Mateos (Tlatelolco), Cuauhtemoc
Mexico Mexico

Construction Dates
Floor Count15
Basement Floors1
Floor Area46,125 m²
Units / Rooms288
Building Uses
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof135 ftGovernment of the city

Architects: Mario Pani Darqui / Ricardo de Robina
Development: The Federal Government through the Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos (BANOBRAS)
Main Constructor: Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA)
Analysis of stability and structural safety on 2011: Hoyu Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.

-Complex of 3 adjacent buildings with 16 floors (Main, 13 residential, services, mechanical) The original modern facade projected on 1957 was covered with marcolite panels, was totally replaced on the remodeling of 1980, a couple years later was reinforced into their foundations but was damaged on 85's earthquakes, on 1989 was reinforced for stabilization purposes with big new columns, now have 15 floors (service level was demolished).

-These buildings have some innovations on them, like a non-orthogonal arrangement of 30 cm thick concrete slabs that allows big clear spaces.
-The elevators that only opens every three floors (3,6,9,12).
-This building was site of the infamous attach of October 2nd of 1968, from this and the ISSSTE 11 building came the shots to citizens & the army, many people die.

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